Monday, August 1, 2016

In the Studio!



New Classes

Hi Everyone
Here at home in the studio, I will be teaching the following classes over the next few months.
I hope to see you there!
Love
Elizabeth
x



Sketchbook Panels 2 weeks
In this 2 week class we will focus on how to turn a panel into a gorgeous piece of wall art. Techniques covered will include quilting by hand and machine beading, stenciling, embroidery and more!  Your class fee includes one of my 17 new panels!



Beginners Felt If you are ready to dip your toe in the wool then don't hesitate! Making felt is a very satisfying pursuit and the results are just sensational!

Nuno Felting Techniques.  This class will enable you to learn several methods for creating beautiful scarves rather than just one. It will run for 2 weeks.
 

Collage Birds continues to be so popular it is amazing how many breeds have evolved!
A 2 week class with plenty of scope for designing your own feathered friends.


Seamless Vessels - This is a great class where I will be teaching the seamless technique  to create some stunning vessels. You may decide to create a bag, vessel  or other creature instead!



 

The ever cheerful Monsters will also be on the agenda. You can't have too many in my opinion!




Patchwork Felt. This class is a series of 3 workshops. Understanding colour and pattern will be the prime focus and how to achieve a stunning piece of wall art will be our goal. Perfect for the beginner or more advances student. For two weeks we will create a variety of patterned felts. By week 3 we will arrange and piece them all together so they are ready to be felted in Week 4. These pieces are quite large so class size will be limited to 3 students.
 


Felt Folio 1 must surely be my most popular class. Now into its' 13th year (golly!) it runs for 5 weeks with a new felting technique each week. Felt Folios 2 and 3 can also be scheduled after number 1 has been completed.

LISTED BELOW ARE THE DATES


SEPTEMBER:

Collage Birds          16th and 23rd (2 week class)

Sketchbook Panels  17th and 24th (2 week class)

OCTOBER:
Beginners Felt:       1st
Monsters:                5th and 12th  (2 week class)
Seamless Vessels   18th  
Nuno Felt:               19th and 26th (2 week class)
Beginners:               3rd

Beginners                25th
   
NOVEMBER:
 

Felt Folio 1             16th  23rd 30th Nov 7th and 14th Dec  (5 week class)


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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Classes!




Welcome to the New Year!
Hoping to see you in class in 2016!



Dear Friends
I am constantly surprised by the rapidty with which the old year passes away and the new one is upon us. December just vanishes and here we are! A New Year! I quite like the idea of "new" things happening with adventrues to embark on - be they little or small.

With that sentiment in mind, I have set  myself the task of writing an online class as my first adventure for the year and hope to get it up and runnning soon!

In the meantime here are some dates of classes I will be holding through until May and if you have been wondering about takingt the plunge and doing something new, I hope to see you in the studio!

I will be in Berry , NSW in May and if you would like further details on the 2 workshops I am running, then just email me here


Whatever you set out to do in 2016 I hope you have enormous fun along the way
Love
Elizabeth
xx
Just before Christmas I released a new product called my "Sketchbook Panels!" I am really thrilled with the response and have decided to run some new classes using them.  The class fee includes a panel of your choice.
This is an opportunity to gain several techniques inlcuding embroidery, quilting, hand colouring and stencilling. Perfect for turning into a quilt, a wall hanging, journal covers and more I am really looking forward to seeing what people come up with!
They are also available at my etsy store.

 
Sketchbook Panels
2 weeks
10th and 17th February
In this 2 week class we will focus on how to turn a panel into a gorgeous piece of wall art. Techniques covered wll include quilting by hand and machine beading, stencilling, embroidery and more!  Your class fee includes one of my 17 new panels!

Design to Felt
3 weeks
13th 20th & 27th February
13th 20th 27th April
Have you ever wanted to start from scratch designing your own beautiful felts and textile pieces?  Then this may just be for you! You will create a set of your own designs using watercolours and inks on luscious watercolour paper from which one may be chosen to turn into your own felt masterpiece!
Perfect for the beginner or more experienced felter.

Funky Dolls!
2 weeks
19th & 26th February
11th & 18th March
Ahhh dolls - I just love making them! I hope you will too! Come along and create your own fabulous funky doll. In all the years I have been teaching this class there have been no two alike.

Beginners Felt
1 week
12th February
2nd April
Waiting to begin? Then this is definitely for you! Beginners Felt is great fun and you will be amazed at how gorgeous your felt will turn out.
 

Seamless Felt
1 week
19th March
30th April
Creating a seamless item is really amazing - there is no sign of sewing or construction it simply takes on a beautiful organic form.
Choose from a bag or doll or sculptural vase.

Nuno Techniques
2 weeks
5th & 12th March
16th and 23rd April
4th and 11th May
One of my most popular classes is nuno or fabric felt. Using silk and cotton and linen you can achieve some really stunning results. These 2 weeks involve 6-8 different samples. A great way to discover the many methods of achieving this gorgeous technique.

Patchwork Felt
3 weeks
15th 22nd 29th April
Patchwork felt is a study in colour and prefelts. A great range of prefelts are made which are then turned into a magnificent  patchwork of colours! Hand embroidery is also included with a study of stitches that can be used to enhance the design.

Felt Folio
5 week class
2nd 9th 16th 23rd & 30th March
Felt Folio is my longest running class! A great introduction to many felting techniques including prefelts, lace, nuno, collage and more!

Canvas and Felt
2 week class
7th and 14th May
Have some fun creating a gorgeous patterned felt and learn to use some wonderful watercolour crayons on canvas. Create your own set of fabulous faces.


All classes run from 10.00 until 1.00 pm

I am located in Springvale in Melbourne, Australia

I only take 4-6 students per class

Materials depend on the size of the project - a requirements list is sent upon enrolment but there is plenty of wool here if you need to purchase some.

PAYMENT: Payment can be made by direct deposit or through PayPal
            
All rolling mats, soap, nets are provided in class there is no need to bring your own!
For all classes please bring:
a couple of old towels,
a plastc bag to take home damp felt
camera
notebook and pen
pair of scissors

Group bookings are welcome and I am happy to travel interstate

Payments can be made through direct deposit or through PayPal

To make a booking please email me here






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